State of the Union: An Interactive Guide

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The White House wants to engage citizens up to, during and after President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

The White House will livestream an enhanced version of the speech that features graphics, data and stats that highlight what issues Obama is discussing.

After the speech, the White House will have an online panel including White House senior advisors: Mark Zuckerman, White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council; Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy; Brian Deese, Deputy Director National Economic Council; Ben Rhodes, Deputy NSA for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting and Jen Palmieri, Deputy White House Communications Director.

You can submit questions to the panel via Twitter under the hashtags #WHChat and #SOTU, along with on Facebook and Google+.

There will also be a State of the Union office hours marathons on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday where more White House officials will be answering questions as well.

On Wednesday, Josh Earnest, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, will be available throughout the day, and Mark Zuckerman, White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council will be available as well.

From the White House:

Here’s how Office Hours work:

  • Ask your question on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
  • Administration officials respond to your questions in real-time via Twitter
  • Follow the Q&A through the @WHLive Twitter account
  • If you miss the live session, the full Q&A will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/WhiteHouse

Office Hours Schedule for Thursday January 26 (times listed are EST)

  • 10:00 a.m. Veterans: Matt Flavin, White House Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy
  • 11:00 a.m. LGBT: Miriam Vogel, White House Senior Policy Advisor and Gautam Raghavan, White House Associate Director for Public Engagement
  • 12:00 p.m. Women: Racquel Russell, White House Mobility and Opportunity Policy and Avra Siegel, White House Deputy Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls
  • 1:00 p.m. Seniors: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
  • 2:00 p.m. Latinos: Felicia Escobar, White House Senior Policy Advisor, Julie Rodriguez, White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and Luis Miranda, White House Director of Hispanic Media
  • 4:00 p.m. Small Business Owners: Christine Koronides, Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, National Economic Council
  • 5:00 p.m. African Americans: Danielle Gray, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • 6:00 p.m. Asian American Pacific Islanders: Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Office Hours Schedule for Friday January 27 (times listed are EST)

  • 11:00 a.m. Foreign Policy: Ben Rhodes, Deputy NSA for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
  • 12:00 p.m. Education: Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy
  • 1:00 p.m. Health: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
  • 2:00 p.m. Energy: Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy & Climate Change and Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy
  • 3:00 p.m. Consumer Protections: Brian Deese, Deputy Director National Economic Council
  • 4:00 pm The Economy: Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director National Economic Council
  • 5:00 p.m. Job Opportunities: Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor for Mobility and Opportunity Policy
  • 6:00 p.m. Urban Issues: Racquel Russell,  White House Mobility and Opportunity Policy

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